Machinery Shipping

Machinery and machine tools involve a wide range of cargo with different sizes and weights. By transporting the units on rolltrailers we ensure the machines are safe and secure throughout the entire voyage.

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Machinery Transport

Machinery and machine tools involve a wide range of cargo with different sizes and weights. These units are static and are transported on our roll trailers where they are lashed to the deck. Machinery is often highly sophisticated cargo and must be handled with the greatest care. By transporting the units on roll trailers, we ensure the machines are safe and secure throughout the entire voyage.

Types of Equipment

With a fleet designed for maximum flexibility, we are able to cater for a wide range of cargo. Our customers range from global vehicle manufacturers to producers of high and heavy construction equipment and other rolling and non-rolling stock. Höegh Autoliners is also a leading carrier of secondhand vehicles.

32 feet superlow rolltrailer

32 feet superlow rolltrailer

Length 9.80m
Max cargo weight75 MT
30 feet rolltrailer

30 feet rolltrailer

Length 9.20m
Width: 2.80m
Max cargo weight160 MT
30 feet rolltrailer

30 feet rolltrailer

Length 9.20m
Width: 2.80m
Max cargo weight160 MT

How does RORO machinery shipping work?

The machinery is carefully loaded on one of our vessels. The choice of vessel depends on the size, weight, and type of machinery being transported. We use specialized roll-on/roll-off (RoRo) cargo ships.

RoRo ships have ramps that allow for easy loading and unloading of wheeled machinery. Furthermore, underdeck stowage on our RoRo vessels offer a dry and controlled atmosphere which means no seawater will reach your cargo during transportation. As a result, you can rely on less costly packaging solutions when making your cargo ready for transportation.

Where can I ship my machinery to?

We can deliver machinery all over the world. Explore our trade routes to find out more.

What types of machinery do you ship?

We can transport various types of machinery and machinery tools including bulldozers, cranes, excavators, pavers, tractors, jcb’s, and bob cats.

How long does it take to ship machinery?

The time it takes to ship machinery by sea can vary significantly depending on several factors, including the distance between the origin and destination, the specific ports involved, the type of machinery being shipped, the shipping route, and the shipping method.

How much does machinery shipping cost?

The cost associated with transporting heavy machinery and industrial equipment is dependent upon various factors. These factors comprise the equipment's dimensions and weight, the distance of transportation, as well as any additional services needed. Get a quote here.

What if my machinery has oil leaks?

Höegh Autoliners does not allow any cargo that represents danger to the crew, vessel or

Environment, including machinery with oil leaks. You can find our cargo acceptance policy here.

How clean does it have to be?

Before shipping machinery, it's essential to clean and decontaminate it thoroughly. Machinery that is dirty or contaminated can pose environmental risks, and many countries have strict regulations regarding the cleanliness of imported goods. It is worth getting the machinery pressure washed to remove all dirt and debris to prevent your shipment from being turned away.

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What information do I have to provide?

To avoid costly mistakes, you should provide the following information:

  • Equipment specifications including brand of model of the machine
  • Details of any modifications
  • Exact dimensions including size and weight
  • Freight insurance details.

Why choose Höegh Autoliners for international machinery shipping?

  • Specialization in RoRo shipping: Höegh Autoliners specializes in Roll-on/Roll-off (RoRo) shipping, which is an efficient and cost-effective method for transporting heavy machinery and vehicles internationally. RoRo vessels are designed to accommodate oversized cargo, making them suitable for heavy machinery.
  • Global Network: Höegh Autoliners has a vast global network of routes and ports, allowing for extensive coverage across the world. This means you can ship your machinery to a wide range of destinations, making it convenient for international trade.
  • Experience: With decades of experience in the shipping industry, we have a strong track record of safely and efficiently transporting machinery and other cargo. Our experience can provide peace of mind that your equipment will be handled with care.
  • Secure and Reliable Service: Höegh Autoliners prioritizes the security and safety of your cargo. We offer specialized equipment such as mafi trailers and lashings to ensure that your machinery is secured during transit. This minimizes the risk of damage.
  • Customized Solutions: We often provide tailored logistics solutions to meet specific customer needs.
  • Environmental Responsibility: Höegh Autoliners is committed to sustainability and reducing its environmental footprint. We invest in energy-efficient vessels and technologies, making us a more environmentally responsible choice for shipping.
  • Transparency and Tracking: We offer online tracking systems that allow you to monitor the progress of your shipment in real time, providing transparency and visibility into the shipping process.
  • Customer Support: Good customer service is crucial in international shipping. Höegh Autoliners offers customer support to assist with any questions or concerns you may have throughout the shipping process.
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